GROW Jamestown Vendor, Workshop List Now Available

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Jamestown Renaissance Corporation

The vendor list and workshop schedule for the fifth annual GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show, presented by Mike’s Nursery, is now available.

The show will include more than 50 vendors and 15 workshops lined up by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show takes place on Saturday, April 2, at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event and all workshops is free.

“We have come a long way from our humble beginnings at the Renaissance Center in previous years,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., events and marketing associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “We used to have 15 to 17 vendors. This is our fifth year and we have 54 total vendors. Our event is the only true garden and home show in the greater Jamestown area. No other event features home and garden education and hands-on activities the way we do,” said Rodriguez.

Vendors scheduled to attend include nurseries, contractors, landscape designers, craft vendors, food vendors and neighborhood clusters. Another key feature of the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is the educational workshops hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Chautauqua County and countless other area professionals. The knowledge and experience of the presenters helps make the event special. This year’s workshops, 15 in total, focus on gardening and home improvement. Workshop topics for 2016 are as follows:

  • Front Yard Design
  • Energy Conservation In Your Home
  • Raised Garden Bed Construction And Care
  • Tree Selection And Planting
  • Help With Your “Honey Do” List – Q&A With A Contractor
  • Seed Starting and Vegetable Gardening
  • “Deer In My Dahlias, Voles In My Turnips” – Prevent Wildlife Damage In Your Garden
  • Home Improvement Through Weatherization – More Than Just Windows
  • Ask-A-Master Gardener Panel Discussion
  • Native Plants – Why Pre-Columbus Plants Are Good For Your Garden
  • Saving The Harvest – Canning and Freezing Basics
  • Gardening For Every Body – Tools And Techniques For All Abilities
  • Rain Garden Design, Installation, And Maintenance
  • Lead Safe Renovations In The Home
  • Developing A Landscape And Planting Plan

“We have definitely taken our workshop topics to a new level from previous years,” said Mary Maxwell, neighborhood associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “We had a lot of requests over the years. People wanted more information that pertained to the area in which we live. The Master Gardeners, event volunteers, and all of our other professionals involved have worked hard to make sure this year’s workshops are educational and fun.”

SPONSORING VENDORS

  • Mike’s Nursery
  • Century 21
  • Lowe’s
  • The Resource Center
  • Stone & Outdoor Living Center
  • Master Gardeners
  • RSVP

OTHER VENDORS

  • Audubon Community Nature Center
  • Chautauqua Watershed
  • Everydays True Value
  • Peterson Farm
  • Sweet Sarah’s Kettle Corn
  • Linda’s Little Greenhouse
  • PC Pottery
  • Yancey’s Fancy Cheese Co.
  • Overhead Door Co.
  • Keystone Basement Systems
  • Moonlight Electric
  • Jennerated Primatives
  • Braymiller Builders
  • Garden of Weedin’
  • Troyer’s Greenhouse
  • Novel Destination
  • Plant a Seed Greenhouse
  • Window World of Jamestown
  • Jamestown BPU
  • Collegiate Builders
  • Galster Enterprises
  • Roberts Nursery
  • Nature’s Hues
  • Chq. Co. Health Department
  • Burning Asphalt Sauces
  • Green Heron Growers
  • City Of Jamestown Parks Dept.
  • BioDome Project
  • Harvest Time Café Inc.
  • Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Sams Club Garden Section
  • The Tree Guys
  • Eat Smart NY-WNY CCE
  • CHQ Local Food
  • Solar City
  • Full Moon Rising Baking

The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is presented by Mike’s Nursery. Owner Mike Krauth and his staff will be giving away free tomato seedlings to every show attendee while supplies last. Also, the first 1,000 people to the event will receive a free reusable grocery tote courtesy of Wegmans in Jamestown. The event is also graciously sponsored by Lakeshore Paving, Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals, RSVP, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, The Resource Center, Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency, Five Star Urgent Care, and Afloral.com.

For a complete list of vendors and a complete workshop schedule with times, visit the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show online at www.growjamestown.com or visit the event’s Facebook page.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a public-private partnership supporting downtown and neighborhood revitalization through stakeholder engagement, innovation, and reinvestment in the greater Jamestown area.